Friday, May 13, 2005

Dance Quotes

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.  ~Shanna LaFleur I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.  ~George Balanchine Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.  ~Charles Baudelaire Dance first.  Think later.  It's the natural order.  ~Samuel Beckett Dancing is the poetry of the foot.  ~John Dryden Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.  ~Havelock Ellis Dance is the hidden language of the soul.  ~Martha Graham Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.  ~Martha Graham Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy.  ~John Northbrooke Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.  ~Martha Graham Dance is a song of the body.  Either of joy or pain.  ~Martha Graham The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.  ~Mata Hari We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.  ~D.H. Lawrence And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer.  For the dance is his ideal.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n. ~Alexander Pope, Moral Essays Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.  ~Ezra Pound I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.  ~Ruth St. Denis Talk about dance?  Dance is not something to talk about.  Dance is to dance.  ~Peter Saint James Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.  ~Kurt Vonnegut Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.  ~John Wain To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.  ~Terence Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.  ~Author Unknown Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.  ~Source Unknown Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  ~Author Unknown Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.  ~William James Related Quotations: Music Page Inf


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